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My life as part of my community – Brian’s blog

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Brian Boardman is a graduate of the ‘Our Future Leaders’ course, and someone steeped in the life of his community in the Scottish Borders. Following the launch of the “How’s life?” Survey report My Community, My Choice? Brian reflects on his involvement in community life, the rewards and challenges to being an active participant in his own community… “SCLD asked …

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Let’s get Active, Connected and Included!

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The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has produced a set of documents to help people with learning disabilities to become more included in their local communities. The Active, Connected, Included project has been developed in collaboration with a number of local organisations, including community groups, local authorities and Third Sector Interface (TSI) organisations. SCLD met with people …

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Why Social Capital is more important now than ever

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SCLD’s Implementation & Involvement Officer, Catriona Rowley, writes about why the concept of ‘Social Capital’ has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why it impacts on people with learning/intellectual disabilities… “The first part of the year is always busy at SCLD, and a commonly uttered comment is ‘”we’ll pick that up after Learning Disability Week”‘. This year Scottish …

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Meet Stephen’s Clan!

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In the run up to Learning Disability Week 2019 we are asking people from all walks of life, from all across Scotland, to tell us about their ‘community’. As we are in the grip of The Six Nations season, this month’s blog comes from Stephen, a young man who enjoys a sense of community through rugby. Stephen says… At school …

A wee blether with… Leeanne Clark FRSA

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The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community – Active, Connected and Included’.  We asked Leeanne Clark, FRSA about what community means to her. Leeanne is one of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability’s RSA Fellows. SCLD – Leeanne, what does Community mean to you? Leeanne – That’s quite a hard question to think about. But when I think about …

Whose community is it anyway?

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The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community – Active, Connected, Included’.  The word ‘community’ means something different to each of us, so as part of our exploration of what it means to be ‘active’, ‘connected’ and ‘included’, we’re asking people from all walks of life to give us their perspective on what community means to them. To give …

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Fife up your life!

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Friday 6th July 2018 In the second in our Asset Based Blog Series, Alan Roberts, Service Planning and Development Manager at the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, reflects on the involvement of people with learning disabilities in local community engagement…   “Have a learning disability? – become a rugby player” This was one of the opportunities presented during the asset …